USDA Weekly Crop Progress Report (June 28): Corn, Soybean Quality Stay Fairly Steady While Spring Wheat Continues Drop

The week ending June 27 didn't do crop quality many favors, with spring wheat showing the most precipitous drop, going from 27% rated good/excellent in six selected states to just 20% week-to-week.

According to today's U.S. Department of Agriculture's Crop Progress Report, even sorghum quality declined over the period, with 70% rated good/excellent in six selected states compared to 73% the week before, but still way better than last year's 45%.

Corn and soybean quality, by contrast, held fairly steady in 18 selected states, with corn going from 65% good/excellent to 54% and soybeans standing pat at 60% good/excellent.

These percentages compare to 72% good/excellent for corn and 71% good/excellent for soybeans one year ago.

Harvest of winter wheat in 18 selected states, meanwhile, fell behind the pace set in 2020, particularly in Missouri, where just 51% had been harvested compared to 68% last year.

For the full USDA report for June 28 and previous weeks, click here.

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